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Posts by Pathways Adult Learning Center

Our Beginning

When Pathways started, there were only 7 students and two employees without a job guarantee within 6 months due to not knowing what the program’s outcome could be. Thankfully the program rapidly grew into a bigger dream than anyone could have imagined. Today Pathways serves over 60 students and has become its own 501(c)3 nonprofit…

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Why I Give to Pathways

When I joined the advisory board 10 years ago, I began to contribute financially to the program. As I got to know the Pathways program and students better, I realized that certain needs arise as it grows, like the need for a new van, supplies, sensory items for students who need it, a sensory room, and so…

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My Experience as a Volunteer at Pathways

As I reflect on my experience at Pathways, I am reminded of the Prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy.  O divine Master,…

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Lifelong learners

At some point in your life, you have probably been stereotyped. If you’re tall, people ask, “did you play basketball?” If you wore glasses as a kid, you were a bookworm. But what if these stereotypes were overwhelmingly negative and continuous throughout your life? What if they were hurtful? What if they didn’t stop? A…

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11 years and not slowing down

After high school there are limited opportunities for these adults. Working isn’t always an option and, for many, their days are spent alone at home. Because of their disabilities many can’t drive to go to the movies, meet up with friends for a gym workout, or just do what adults typically do. It can be…

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Volunteering During a Pandemic

With social distancing as a huge staple in our new temporary norm, it can be hard to find meaningful ways to spend your time. There are fewer opportunities to get outside and interact with your community. While Pathways is still virtual students, aren’t going out in the community to volunteer, to go on field trips,…

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Meet some of our athletes

Terah  Years active: 27 Sports: Track and Field; Swimming; Bowling Terah began competing in Special Olympics when she was 9-years-old. She started competing in Track and Field, especially enjoying the softball throw. She soon added bowling and won many gold medals during the years that she competed. To help loosen up the back muscles she…

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